Wine Wednesday: Wine and chocolate pairings

Happy Wine Wednesday!

Today in studio joining FOX 2 is Liz Martinez, wine director and sommelier for Prime and Proper Detroit.

Villa Pozzi Nero D'avola -  $10

  • Paired with dark chocolate covered cherries  
  • This Villa Pozzi Nero D'avola is a fresh and balanced red wine with bright cherry flavors 
  • Nero D'Avola is a popular indigenous red wine grape from Sicily.
  • Villa Pozzi has produced hand-harvested Sicilian wine for generations. 
  • Aromas of dry red clay and minerals, flavors- leather, makes the cherry sweet and the chocolate creamy

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc -  $15

  • Paired with white chocolate covered pretzels
  • Premium Sauv Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
  • White Grapefruit, flavors of white pepper and GF, hint of sweetness on finish.
  • The pepper in the wine and the salt in the pretzel create a wonderful synergy which is ultimately this umami new flavor between the wine and the white chocolate cover pretzel

Josh Cellars Legacy - $15

  • Paired with milk chocolate covered almonds
  • Created by Napa Valley Vintner Joseph Carr in honor of his dad Josh.
  • Josh is a high quality but well priced red blend-and there's no mystery about the varietals blended: Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Syrah
  • The tannins really work well together between chocolate and wine which makes the almonds really POP

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